When it comes to death: Are you ready? Are you ever really ready?? Since no one has control over when and where we will take our last breath on earth and stand before Him in heaven, we need to live as though today could be our homecoming! The Bible supports this with the teaching about the "Thief in the night!" which I believe has as much to do with His second return as it does to His return for us individually. So how are you living your life? Is it a life that is more than ready for Him to take you at any minute, or are you living in a state of reckless abandonment? My mama always said, "Paul, be sure to wear clean under shorts, because you never know if you'll end up the day in a hospital ER!" I'm not advocating that we walk around with the thought of dying on our mind, 24/7, as that would be depressing. However, I do suggest that, spiritually speaking, you don't leave the house wearing dirty underwear! :smilewinkgrin: So what do you do to keep your mind focused on righteous living and righteous thoughts?